The Life Of Flora

Find out more about the life of Flora Thompson, author of Lark Rise to Candleford.

  • Flora ThompsonFlora Thompson

    Flora born in 1876 in Watford Tunnel Cottage in the hamlet of Juniper Hill, near Brackley.

  • The End HouseThe End House

    Flora's childhood was situated in the rural farming community of Juniper Hill.

  • Cottisford Church Cottisford Church

    Flora was baptised at Cottisford Church, and also went to school in the village.

  • The ForgeThe Forge

    Working in the Forge and Post Office gave Flora an insight into village affairs.

  • Family lifeFamily life

    Flora married John Thompson in 1903, and the couple had three children.

  • Flora's writingFlora's writing

    At first, John Thompson couldn't understand his wife's literary aspirations.

  • MemorialMemorial

    Flora died from a heart attack in 1947, and is buried in a Dartmouth cemetery.

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